David Roger slams Don Chairez over Paris Hilton ad
According to Las Vegas Review-Journal, Don Chairez recently said: “The message I’m trying to send to voters is that in traditional Las Vegas politics, money talks. There are two standards of justice. If you’re a regular middle-class person who can’t afford a high-power lawyer, you will not get as good a deal as someone who can afford a high-profile lawyer.”
David Roger later argued: “If we were to take that case to trial, we would be accused of grandstanding. No matter what we did, she would get probation at the end of the day. We fashioned a resolution that would give us complete control in this case.”
“When you run a countywide race, a lot of people contribute to the campaign. I’ve received campaign contributions from broad sections of the community including police officers, prosecutors and defense attorneys,” he said.
It was reported that Cy Waits made contribution to David Roger’s campaign in February 2010. Paris Hilton’s lawyer also contributed to his campaign. All these contributions were made months before Paris got arrested in late August in Las Vegas.
“I don’t care that congressmen and senators sell their souls to campaign contributors, but district attorneys and judges shouldn’t do it,” Chairez said.
David Damore, a political science professor at University of Nevada, also disagrees with Chairez’s ad, which tries to fool people into believing that Paris got a “sweetheart” deal: “It’s certainly a hook because it’s something that got a lot of national attention. But there wasn’t a lot of fallout from it. There was not a lot of criticism that she got a sweetheart deal. It’s an uphill battle. Roger is popular; he’s got all the establishment folks behind him.”
Posted: October 5th, 2010
Time: October 12, 2010, 1:54 pm
She did get a sweetheart deal who are we kidding. Celebs get away with Murder!
Time: October 22, 2010, 7:35 am
No doubt about it, she got a GREAT deal. Maybe not because there was a “buyout” of our dictrict attorney, but Paris Hilton spent like TWO HOURS in jail. No one in the history of the Clark County jail system has been out in that amount of time!
Time: November 1, 2010, 5:06 pm
2 hours and she was out of jail? I agree with you, Dawn. That never happens. Geeze.